Who can get vaccinated?

Last updated: Apr 9, 2021 @ 1:13 pm

The Ontario government sets the eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccines. At this time,  the following groups can book appointments:

  • People who are 60 years of age and older (born in 1961 or before) AND live in Toronto – please use this link to book. 

The following groups have been prioritized to receive vaccines at Unity Health: 

  • Communities at greater risk
    • People who are 50 years of age and older (born in 1971 or before) in High Risk Areas
      • St. Joseph’s: Postal codes starting with M6K, M6N, M8V, M9A, M9B, M9C, M9R, M9V and M9W
      • St. Michael’s: Postal codes starting with M4X, M4Y, M5A, M5B and M5E

  • Transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment
    • Transplant recipients (including organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
    • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy), excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal or radiation therapy
    • Caregivers for these individuals should book under “Special populations and chronic health conditions” eligibility group

  • Special populations and chronic health conditions
    • Adults receiving chronic home care. NOTE: You would have received a letter from your home care provider if you are eligible. You will be required to bring this letter with you to your appointment.
    • Individuals with highest and high risk chronic conditions:
      • Neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised
      • Haematological malignancy diagnosed in past year
      • Kidney disease with eGFR less than 30
      • Obesity (BMI greater than 40)
      • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g. chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
      • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g. Down syndrome)
    • Caregivers
      • Up to one caregiver accompanying individuals with the health conditions listed above
      • A caregiver is a paid or unpaid member of a person’s social network who helps them with activities of daily living.
    • People who live and work in high-risk congregate settings
    • Individuals with no fixed address

  • Healthcare workers and community providers
    • Healthcare and community care workers
    • Faith leaders at higher risk of exposures (e.g. end of life care, care of deceased, home visits, care in health care and vulnerable settings)
    • Staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes 
    • NOTE: You must bring proof of employment, certification of license and/or registration (e.g. employment ID, pay stub, etc.) with you to your appointment.


  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults

If you meet the criteria above to book an appointment at Unity Health, book now. 

Only those who meet the criteria above and have a scheduled appointment will receive a vaccine at the Unity Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. If you do not meet the criteria, you will not receive a vaccine.